Welcome Aboard Pirate!
Congratulations on your decision to begin or continue your voyage at Modesto Junior College to pursue your educational aspirations. Here at MJC, we will encourage you to explore and tread uncharted territories to reach your full potential. College is not just about mastering a subject or learning a skill. We will urge you to develop a collective identity and build trust with shared values. We will implore you to recognize that regardless of our socio-cultural differences, when we respect diversity we all thrive in this exponentially diverse world. When we embrace diversity, we create a flourishing global society. We will assist you in developing a holistic perspective on global issues such as equity and justice. We will stimulate critical thinking and active learning by pushing you to solve real-life problems in the classroom. In the course of this journey, you will discover the significance of cooperation, teamwork, and learn to defend the collective good! College is about exploring and we will push you to embark upon the journey of discovery!
Education matters in its own right! Having said that, we seldom reflect upon how public health, government, business, and the humanities intersect with, and in many ways, rely on education to make progress. These sectors are critical to the success of our world, and education, in turn, is critical to them. Whichever path you choose to pursue in life, the skills that you will acquire here at MJC will help you fulfill your goals, and more importantly, become a productive citizen in your community! You can take pride in the fact that you will be contributing towards the economic growth and development of our society as a whole!
There is plenty to explore at MJC! From a range of award-winning programs, you are sure to find one that ignites your passion. We have restructured MJC into schools from what used to be divisions in order to be more student-centered. Each school offers a range of degrees and certificates around multiple disciplines. As a "guided pathways" college, we provide a variety of student support services to ensure you can find the major of your choice, receive the help that you need to stay on course, and graduate with the skills and knowledge to make a difference in society.
Campus life at MJC offers several clubs, events, and activities. Additionally, MJC participates in 21 intercollegiate sports, one of the highest in the State of California! We will urge you to get out of your comfort zone and get involved in campus life. Join a club, participate in campus events, or better still, organize an event on campus yourself! You will not only learn from the experiences, but also develop friendships that will last a lifetime! Through all these activities, you become part of change that you want to see in your community.
We have several resources available on campus to address challenges that many of our students face such as food insecurity, shelter insecurity, and mental health. If you need support in any of these areas, please ask any of our staff members. We are here for you whenever you need us and we will connect you with the resources you need to be successful in college.
This is your campus! I invite you to explore the campus, socialize, participate in activities both inside and outside the classroom, and enjoy the journey. If you have any ideas or have feedback on how to make this campus fulfill your needs in a way that will make your journey better and more enjoyable, please reach out to one of our staff members, including me!
Have a great semester! Go Pirates!
Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D.
Empowering students to discover opportunities and reach their goals through access to and inclusion in higher education.
As investors in our society, Modesto Junior College will create and promote equity in education for every member of our diverse community.
At MJC, we value integrity, responsibility, professionalism, compassion, and empathy to achieve:
We value an inclusive approach to education through technology, programs, and open resources that lead to opportunities.
We value making higher education available to all by actively seeking resources to support students.
We value and respect the diverse collective of individuals who shape our programs and services, participate in decision-making, reinforce collaborative relationships, and promote civic engagement.
Transformation & Innovation
We value willingness to accept growth and embrace change to continuously improve our processes, curriculum, and services to be relevant to the needs of our students and community.
Stewardship of Resources
We value the investment our community has entrusted in us to further the college mission and enhance lives through state-of-the-art education.
MJC les da poder a los estudiantes para descubrir oportunidades y alcanzar sus metas mediante el acceso y la inclusión a la educación superior.
Como inversionistas de nuestra sociedad, MJC creará y promoverá una educación equitativa para todos los miembros de nuestra diversa comunidad.
En Modesto Junior College valoramos la integridad, la responsabilidad, el profesionalismo, la comprensión y la empatía para el logro:
Valoramos un enfoque inclusivo a la educación a través de la tecnología, de los programas y de los recursos abiertos que conducen a las oportunidades.
Valoramos hacer la educación superior accesible para todos mediante la búsqueda de recursos para apoyar a los estudiantes.
Valoramos y respetamos el diverso grupo de personas que forman partte de nuestros programas y servicios, participan en la toma de decisiones, fortalecen las relaciones de colaboración y promueven la participación cívica.
Transformación e innovación
Valoramos la disposición de aceptar el crecimiento y de adoptar cambios para mejorar continuamente nuestros procesos, currículo, y servicios de manera que sean relevantes para las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y de nuestra comunidad.
Administración de recursos
Valoramos la inversión que nuestra comunidad nos ha confiado para promover la misión de la institución y mejorar vidas a través de una educación de última generación.